I’ve run into a problem with the lighttable collect images module. The list of folders displayed on the screen can show spurious folder names if other folder names are similar.
I’m running darktable 2.7.0~git1930.268ac553e
Let me explain:
I typically collect my raw files into Year/Activity (or location) folder names. So ‘2019/Car Museum’ for example. I’m presently visiting in Cyprus and so have added an additional nesting level: ‘2019/Cyprus/Beach at night’ for example. I visited Cyprus earlier in the year and the photos I collected went into a ‘2019/Cyprus Trip/…’ folder. Now as I import new files (into ‘2019/Cyprus/…’ the ‘Cyprus’ folder showed up twice on the screen. It would look like:
and some of my directories would show up in the first one and the rest in the second ‘Cyprus’ folder.
I tried purging and re-importing all of my photos, but that didn’t help.
What did fix the problem was to rename ‘Cyprus Trip’ to something like ‘First Cyprus Trip’. Once I did that, it only displayed on ‘Cyprus’ folder and all of my images were there. I think there might be a problem with a database query that fetches the folder names. Perhaps it’s using a wildcard search or something.
I’m really enjoying all of the improvements to darktable so far, despite the little niggles.